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OBJECTIVES Despite the growing number of pharmacoeconomic (PE)/health economic (HE) studies, very little is known about their use by decision makers. The objectives of the Task Force were to ensure that the good research practices of PE/HE studies pay attention to the needs of health-care decision makers and to develop a "toolbox" for the health-care(More)
OBJECTIVES A growing number of prospective clinical trials include economic end points. Recognizing the variation in methodology and reporting of these studies, the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) chartered the Task Force on Good Research Practices: Randomized Clinical Trials-Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. Its goal(More)
BACKGROUND Although the link between cannabis use and development of psychosis is well established, less is known about the effect of continued versus discontinued cannabis use after the onset of psychosis. We aimed to summarise available evidence focusing on the relationship between continued and discontinued cannabis use after onset of psychosis and its(More)
OBJECTIVES This study identifies best practice for shift handover and introduces a new tool used to hand over clinical and operational issues at the end of a shift in the emergency department (ED). METHODS Literature review, semi-structured interviews and observations of handover were used to develop a standardised process for handover. Participants were(More)
Few naturalistic, longitudinal studies of panic disorder with and without agoraphobia (PD/PDA) exist, limiting our knowledge of the temporal rates of incidence, relapse, and chronicity, or the factors that predict category transition. Data from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC) wave 1 (n=43,093) and wave 2(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the proportion of hospital deaths associated with preventable problems in care and how they can be reduced. DESIGN A two phase before and after evaluation of a hospital mortality reduction programme. SETTING A district general hospital in Warwickshire, England. PARTICIPANTS In Phase 1, 400 patients who died in 2009 at South(More)
This paper was commissioned by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Conclusions or opinions expressed in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Kaiser Family Foundation. Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, mainly Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), have been an option for employers offering retiree health benefits(More)
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